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Vintage Presentation Trophy Rowing Shield

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Category
Subcategory
Reference
27283
Height
31 cm (12 1/4")
Width
31 cm (12 1/4")
Depth
22 cm (8 3/4")
Cambridge University Rowing Shield.
An original presentation trophy shield with gold calligraphy, college insignia and with a mock-up of the bow end of a boat. The crew of this boat was manned by the doctors and the shield was presented to their coach, H.M. Stewart. Any crew which records four consecutive bumps is said to have 'gained their oars'. The prize being a full-sized oar decorated with the names of the full crew in gold lettering on the college colours for each rower. The cox is given a decorated rudder and the coach receives a decorated wooden shield. This shield has the college crest of St John's College, Cambridge, England and The Lady Margaret Boat Club is the rowing club for its members. On the rear is a paper trade label 'T.H. Bamford, sign-writing, decorative painting, 7 Chesterfield Road, Cambridge'. The writing on the trophy blade is in very good condition and reads:-

'Lady Margaret 6th Lent (Medical) Boat, 1950'
Bow. J.F. Newman, 11.2
2. I.B. Lyon, 10.3
3. R.H. Morgan, 10.10
4. A.S. Valentine, 10. 7
5. D.T. Finlay, 12.4
6. R.K. Gilbert, 11.6
7. P.M. Dunn, 11.11
Str. P.M. Hacking, 10.10
Cox. R. Fielding, 8.7
overbumbed 1st & 3rd Trinty VI
Coach H.M. Stewart
Bumped:- Selwyn IV, Fitzwilliam III, Jesus V.


Taken from the COLLEGE CHRONICLE
LENT TERM 1950.
The First VIII achieved the triumph of rowing over Head for four nights without being hard pressed. The Second VIII were bumped by Emmanuel on the first night, but by a supreme effort of self-control kept clear of Downing, before going up on the last two nights at the expense of Selwyn and Caius. The Third VIII fell to Magdalene II on Friday and King's II on Saturday. The Fourth VIII bumped Trinity Hall IV, Sidney Sussex II and Magdalene III but fell to the latter on the last night as the result of an accident. The Fifth VIII bumped Jesus V and Queens' IV, being robbed on the second and fourth nights. The Sixth VIII, the doctors, overbumped Trinity VI and went on to bump Selwyn IV, Fitzwilliam House III and Jesus V. The Seventh, who were successful in the Getting-on-Race, unfortunately fell to Magdalene IV on the first night but rowed over the other three.
Height
31 cm (12 1/4")
Width
31 cm (12 1/4")
Depth
22 cm (8 3/4")
Condition
Excellent
Year
1950
Provenance
Former property of H.M. Stewart
Period
1950-1999
Medium
Mahogany
Country
United Kingdom